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  1. Clayson9

    Project Breadvan GT

    Alright guys, not sure how many people check the forums these days? As opposed to facebook etc. Anyway im gonna give this a go and do a build thread ... bare with me! So i picked up this GT swapped bready a couple weeks a go now, its a pretty basic/ standard set up at the mo, only running a non gt 5 speed box. The car was originally a 1l genesis (still registered as). Engine and box swapped in by the lad i got it from. Its far from perfect and needs a fair amount of work doing. I was wanting another weekend car for drives out after i sold my 1.3 genesis a few months a go, and i couldnt resist this as a project for the price i paid. First jobs im tackling are gearbox issues, oil & coolant leaks to hopefully get it into a more driveable state in the next few weeks. Ill aim to keep this thread updated as often as i can or at least as often as i get stuff done on the car. Hopefully at least a few people can find interest in it. Any questions fire away ... all advice and comments welcome please as i go guys. Cheers Ash
  2. Jim1500

    1990 Calyspo Green Polo Breadvan

    We've had this since 1993 and I drove since passing my test in 1996. Been of the road and parked up for a good few years as I'd too many other VWs and didn't need it/couldn't justify having 5cars on the road! Back in it's hayday when last on road in 2010/11 More recently!!!!! Looks like it's just been back to blacked but had to scrub a load of green gunk of it, pumped up tyres too which helped! Can't decide whether it looks better with the black GTs and chrome embellisher or if I should do them silver. Hopefully getting quote from bodyshop soon to sort ds rear arch, sill and usual battery tray!!!
  3. Eilirthomas

    1992 framboise polo mk2f project

    Hey guys this is my build thread for my Polo mk2f ill be updating it as i go along the project heres how it looked when i bought the car.
  4. Stylesfsi1.4

    1.4 polo fsi 2004

    Been waiting till better weather for a picture once shes had a wash had my car about a year now been adding little cheap modifications to make it look abit better until i have the money for wheels ect, does anyone have any ideas on making the performance better and look of the car feel welcome to share :)
  5. s1105117

    1983 VW Polo "Spearmint"

    When I was a very small human (more commonly referred to as a baby i believe) my mum drove a white C-reg Polo, in-fact one of my earliest memories is of the interior of that car, as mum used to keep a stuffed toy in each corner to keep me amused. Then when I was a teenager I drove an H-reg Polo, which took part in the majority of my teenage memories that could involve a car. Fondly remembered by my friends and family and me I always regretted selling it (it needed work and I was off, belatedly, to college). Indeed here is 'Polly the Polo' for good measure a visit to the PC resto show (awesome show), well, I feel I need say nothing! I will be truly honest though the budget for a classic/retro lived firmly in the realms of thruppence ha'penney. However, look what I found! Snapped up from Okehapmton and brought up to Bristol, I have a Polo again! She was to be used as a spares car by the PO, but apart from swapping some bits over he never broke her! Well I think breaking her would be very uncool indeed, got to be a save available. The most basic spec, and a pretty early model at that she will be a very good little project me thinks. exactly what the Dr ordered. Permission was granted by the fiance providing the car was named "Spearmint". As she is stashed in a neighbours yard I havent had any tinkering time yet, but a quick appraisal reveals: NO recorded MOT, and a tax disc on the window reading date of expiry 31 August 1997. No front brakes (po swapped them over, not sure whats gone on there) She has been under a very acidic tree, the bonnet is shot. Engine turns, but will need a full going over Solid sills, arches and floors, no previous welding evident either 4 perished tyres (obviously!)and one wheel which is basically an octagon rust around the windscreen (not holed yet though) boot floor rusted through in the offside corner wiper motor in the foot-well smell of damp boot doesnt open (broken lock) Passenger window mech in bits (seems to be a common thing) someobdy has splashed white paint over the side bits of surface rust to the side and roof (what tree was this car under!?!) All in all though, eminently savable project. Will be a slow burner, as time space and funds allow, but looks brilliant to me. First job, find a more permanent storage. Hello Spearmint. Parts will be required peeps if you can hlp it will be appreciated! im sure i will be on the loo out for advice too.
  6. jordoan

    Jordan's MK2F breadvan

    Hi all been wanting to do one of these for a while but only just got the chance i bought my mk2f breadvan from stockport around september 2017 & it's been an on going daily project ever since. i painted it blue with graffiti paint lowered it on an ebay lowering kit & started doing shows in 2018. after blowing the first 1l engine up i did a quick engine change to another 1l for under £100 just to keep the car on the road. comes to november 2018 time & i wanted to start a winter build. started with painting the car, the car is now melon yellow - done with montana graffiti cans. yes i painted over the windows because i liked the look of a panel van & couldn't be bothered trying to track down some actual panels. bought a GT conversion with the 5 speed short ratio box, stainless manifold and a few extra bits. i liked the idea of having brand new parts even if the old ones were fine.. driveshafts, front coilovers, top mounts, bottom arms, track rod arms/ends, ARB Blocks etc. this build isn't the best thing ever but certainly is a eye catcher & i love the thing aha. this car is built to what i like... not what other people think. if i listened to everyone else it'd be sat here with a 40/60 lowering kit on bbs hahaa STRIP - DROP - RATTLE - ROLL (a motto i like to use from a club called DUBRATZ) if anyone has any questions feel free to ask. photos may not be in order the car currently isnt finished & i'm waiting for a few parts to arrive, i've just bought a new bonnet & wings as ones on the car had dents. follow me on insta: _jordoan_
  7. matt_polo_552

    "Pennie" mk6 summer blue 1.2 petrol

    Here I got a 1.2 petrol mk6 Polo that I got as my first car, I've had her for almost 3 years now and is a working progress still. I have only done one or two mods to the car since getting, which I have resprayed the steelies to matte black and have put a aftermarket double din radio in (Not the best idea, it's a little to big for it). But I do hope to do a lot more for the car soon. Want to do list: 🔹️3SDM 0.05 silver 16 inch 🔹️coilovers or air suspension at some point 🔹️repaint the car (paint have been chipped away in places) 🔹️aftermarket bsdgless grill (one on the car is broke after someone in a land rover reversed into it) 🔹️redo entire interior with maybe so upholstered recaro seats to make the new interior 🔹️2 litre golf/leon engine conversion 🔹️probably also a 6 speed gearbox to match 🔹️GT kit bumpers and skirts No pictures yet because it won't let me add any, but yeah let me know what you think. Am I taking on too big of a project for a first car haha.
  8. Donalt_95

    Mk3 Polo from the Emerald Isle

    Hi Folks 🙋‍♂️ A few months ago with the encouragement from a few close friends of mine I took the leap and decided to buy a project car. After looking around for a while, nothing seemed to catch my eye. So the search continued, and one day I stumbled across a little MK3 polo for sale. The car was advertised as needing painted .... LOL So I went to view the car and this was the shape it was currently and actually the way I bought it the car surprisingly needs little welding but has had the interior ripped out as previous owner had planned on turning into a van but hey ho I'm sure you guys on here will help guide me to completion of this project. Mk2f polo 1.0 4 speed 51,000 There has been a lot of changes and planning this last few months which I shall update you all with soon.
  9. powey85

    My little project

    Going to document the work I do on my polo that has been stood for 4 years, ive already got it through and mot by doing some welding, the anti roll bar bushes and a new exhaust. Next up will be an engine swap.
  10. Chuggarbreadvan84

    Mk2 1989 Breadvan Nostalgia Project.

    Hi People, I'm 33 Married with kids and a mortgage but when opportunity arose to purchase a breadvan from 1989 (same year as my first car which was also a mk2 polo) I jumped at chance. It runs and drives but isn't gunna win any beauty pageants. Got it with long term intentions, never gunna be a show car, more like a rat rod but if I can make some improvements (in my eyes) and relive my youth and have some fun doing it then why the hell not. Cleared the garage to make space and will spend as much free time as I can tinkering. I'm not a mechanic by any stretch but will give it a go and would appreciate any advice and help from you lot.
  11. Hi I’m relatively new to the polo scene but have build a reasonable amount of knowledge on them already. I brought a non running mk2 Coupé s as a project. The previous owner had done a 1.4 afh engine swap, but the cam belt slipped so has suspected bend valves etc. I am looking to swap it back to the 1275cc standard engine. So have brought a mk2f breadvan as a donner ( mostly for engine parts ) and am wondering what some of the best things I can do to that engine (and the car in general) to increase BHP, performance etc ? Any help would be greatly appreciated. It already has a 5 speed gear box fitted. Thanks Jack ps sorry for accidentally posting 3 times
  12. How to link your 'project threads' to your profile If you currently have a project thread (a topic where you update the progress of your car) we'll show you how to link it to your profile for others to quickly find. *Note: Remember all project thread should be in the Members Rides, Projects & Gallery For an example, I have my project thread in the non-polo's section on the site; https://www.clubpolo.co.uk/topic/339186-skoda-mk1-octavia-vrs You'll be asked to complete it in the profile completion notification Get the link from your topic/thread and paste it into the following box After you have completed this step, you'll see a new link on your posts A link will also been shown on your profile page
  13. polo boi1

    Long time but im back

    Hey, guys, ain't had a polo for a few years so aint been on here much but acquired another one its only a 1.0litre but its a project gonna satin black it etc heres a pic of it let me know what you thing
  14. Hi all, I'm currently driving a 06 plate Polo with the AWY engine (1.2, 6V), and as much as I love it (it's my first car and an absolute workhorse) I'm getting tired of it's atrocious lack of power, and as all my mates are getting more powerful cars as their insurance is cheaper it's getting even more irritating. Because of this, and the fact I don't want to sell it, I've been trying to look into doing an engine swap for it, found an AYP 1.8 20VT engine with all the ancilliaries reasonably cheaply, and an 02A gearbox at a decent price too. So would those parts be compatible as I build a sleeper? or are there better pairings I should consider? Also, how much would it cost me do you think? I can get the gearbox and engine for 800 odd quid, how easy would it be to do myself? I can probably do everything but the loom, or is it going to be harder that I anticipated? Basically at a loose end here and can find precisely nothing of use online and any advice or guidance would be extremely helpful. Cheers :) Alastair
  15. Connor13a4

    Mk2 Polo Breadvan Project

    Bought my first vw polo mk2 last weekend so thought i would share my project on here.
  16. JCollins07

    9n project ideas needed!

    Hi all! My beloved 9n Polo, Marco, needs project ideas! Would like to make it into a stylish sleeper, it's a 1.9sdi 5dr anyone got any ideas?
  17. Martin Stoddart

    New car, mk2 coupe s

    Hi guys. Been on the forum before but not since my breadvan went to the big scrappy in the sky. Ive been wanting back into the polos for a while and I've just picked up a little coupe s that's been off the road for about 4 years. 80k on the clock and a stack of history with it. Anyone know the car? Bought it off a guy in Dundee and I think it was in Edinburgh before that. Needs a bit of tlc but feels solid. ?
  18. Green

    My first polo - the offender

    So after seeing this offender sat on her discs for the past three months I have finally tracked down her owner and made the purchase 1.4cl petrol - 1999 - 70,000 miles - camber 4 coilovers, nice rims, upgraded rear lights, couple of rusty arches, no MOT. The strut mounts (metal washer type part that goes inside the engine bay) have been lent to her previous owner's friend and I can't find replacements anywhere online. Engine had a misfire but I was blessed with an easy fix by changing a corroded spark plug - note that the lead needs changing too; just need to get to the scrap yard. Likely to need at least one repair panel for the NS rear arch; although I'd prefer to get some 1mm steel welded to the original body and hammer/roll the arches out myself if possible. Bonnet has lacquer peel. Can probably pick up a clean bonnet for less than the price of restoring this one. Paint looks good for rattle can job, not seen much overspray, needs matching and finishing off. MOT booked for Friday morning (32hrs from now) suspension and rims on tape up the sharp rust secure the battery attach rear number plate The lad who I bought it off loves polos but only has a provisional; planning to take him out in it on Friday and get him to write down the reams of info about the car which he has told me but I've failed to remember.
  19. RickyD

    My First Polo :)

    This is my Polo Sport :) I will be making modifications to this car to suit my own desire
  20. Sphinx

    Polo 6N2 First Project

    Hello everyone. I'm Edy from Romania and this summer i will buy from my uncle a Polo 6N2, 4 doors, 1.4i and I want to modify it. First I wanted to change the bodykit then paint it with plastidip, demon eyes headlights smokey taillights, sport suspension, sport filters and more. But I don't know with what I should start the project. I hope that this post is now off-topic and if it is I will delete it. I want to know what I should modify, check, change on the car on the mechanical part first. Thank you.
  21. Kag007

    My 2003 Polo 1.2S

    Hi! Welcome to my Polo 9n Project! :) Hoping to do a lot of great work to this car, mostly DIY style :P
  22. aDubCalledSlickback

    My little sub 1K Gem - G327 UPV

    So I have been a long time lurker on here and now I am lucky enough to have taken on my own little retro project to get on the go before I am no longer banned get my license back in a few weeks. After spending months ( literally) watching auctions on ebay, browsing forums and looking at classified listings, I had worked out much I was going to have to spend and could then work out what I could afford against how much work I was comfortable learning/relying on for a car I want to drive as a daily, which given that up until I had bought the car, my experience of mechanics extended to changing a flat and doing an oil change, which was always going to be a bigger problem that my very limited budget, My quest took me to a place on the internet where the refined meets the tight-fisted and found my breadvan - which is a 1.3 ,5 speed, G reg (89) located less than 15 miles from my house - Banging. Advert looked promising - 97K on the clock, bodywork looks not awful ( faded but not great- It is a red car almost 27 years old, so I could overlook this), the engine bay had been neatened up by the previous owner and all red hoses, it even came with the odd cheeky bonus - such as braided brake cables ( this is apparently a good thing) and it was lowered, (I understood that getting coilies all round on a breadvan can be costly as they have to be custom made?) and inspection shows that it sits on springs on the front and coilies at the back. It always came with pressed plate and a rear race strut, which again, sounds all rather lovely. And how much did all this fine automobile set me back - I hear you ask. The car was listed at £250! and as it up for less than I paid for my TV - I was going to get the car either way - get it back home and find out whether I wanted to take on the work ( Which I was happy to do pending half the car being heavily corroded/cloned/bodged) and If I wasnt happy, my mechanically savvy mate was going to take it off my hands for what I paid for it then it would be his problem - Nothing ventured, nothing gained and all that. My apprehension didnt kick in until we went and viewed the car - My friend drove me down so we could view the car and we turned up to this fairly bleak looking council estate ( think film noir meets this is england) and I met the guy who listed the car ( who was in all fairness a really sound bloke) who told me that the car had no service history, only one, non original key and no exhaust and flexi, so it was nice and quiet as you can imagine. I found out the guy had actually bought the car at auction as it was seized for being driven with no tax and thats why it was up for so cheap ( no one wanted to/was stupid enough to buy a car with no history from a rough looking estate - especially when midway through the car inspection - we are essentially interrupted by the sellers neighbours, who are not only travellers, but visbily upset about the altercation between his older brother and the seller a few nights before. To cut a fucking long story long - I wanted to know whether anyone on here has seen my breadvan before at any shows or meets or whether the previous owner was on here? The car was heavily furnished with numerous stickers, one of which was a clubpolo sticker and is actually one of the main reasons I felt comfortable buying it - as I would have thought a bready coming from an owner on here might have been well looked after - which to its credit - it is! Both these photos were taken when I got the head out - having just replaced the head gasket, lower arms and water pump/cambelt, thermostat and a few rubbers Next port of call is going to be to replace the rear brakes and bleed them - It also might want a gear selector rebuild but I wont know that for sure until everything is running as it should and I am going to have to get the carb tuned as this is something I understand to be very delicate and needs a seasoned hand. Once this is done, it will be off to the MOT centre and then to get the awful filler job on the arches sorted and get the whole car mopped and looking fresh - Oh - and some nice new wheels are to be decided on after gathering some inspriation! As I said before, this is my first time posting something like this and I aim to keep it updated as frequently as the car gets worked on - Its going to be on road in the next 2 weeks and I am looking to take it to a show on the weekend of 4th September so for anyone who might be reading this - Maybe you might see me at some shows! Dont be too scathing, but do be honest! Mike
  23. 6nPoloJake

    '98 Polo 6n 1.0 L Full Respray

    Hello, thought I'd share with Club Polo, me and my dads project of respraying my first car, a 1998 Polo 6N 1.0L. Short story of how it ended up in my ownership... It's one owner from new, an old bloke bought it brand new back in November 98, and ran it till he gave up driving a couple of years ago, and it was salvaged by my dad, as I was basically about to turn 17, I asked him if I could have it, it was either a Polo or 1999 fiesta, I chose the polo because its interior was clean as whistle, basically brand new because of the seat covers. The outside however... it was parked up under a tree for over a year, so there was a serious amount of green which came off the car when it was steam cleaned. I passed my test at the end of January and off I was in my little red polo! 2 months later... I'm pretty sick of the bodywork on the car now, the lacquer was already coming off everywhere, and its just an eye-saw. Dad told me to get prepping the outside, so i roughly sanded most of the car off in a day. drove it around for a bit with the 'rat look'. Now though is where the final preparations are taking place for it to be painted... I say final preparations, turns out the car is obliterated with tiny little dents everywhere as we sand it down, these all have to be filled up of course because my dads a perfectionist and clearly doesn't want to spoil his reputation when I'm a driving around example of his work (he prepares and resprays cars for a living by the way). The original colour of the car is (i believe) 'Flash Red', we're painting it in Alfa Romeo Rosso red, because he has loads left over from painting a Alfa Sprint Veloce. I reckon this will make it look pretty sharp. Today... I fitted FK Automotive Coilovers all round, bought them from a nice bloke called Matt in Lee-on-Solent, also bought some Golf Mk2 GTI 14" Steels from him, tried those out on the car and they look awesome with the car lowered too. That's about as far as we've got at the moment. Will update and include pictures ASAP. Thanks for reading : )
  24. Hi guys, Hoping to get membership soon and get my photos up of my 9N journey so far but in the meantime... I'm installing lights under my dash and want them to come on with the sidelights.. I have everything researched and ready to go but I am really struggling with connecting the final wire! These are the wires I have tried connecting to: Instrument Illumination Either Sidelight Headlight Switch Light The problem I have is that I've been cutting wires according to the Haynes manual and they haven't been the right ones so I've had to reattach them to where they previously were. Can anybody help me? Thanks, Rory!
  25. markkgardner

    My polo 6n2 Project

    First day I got the car totally standard 2000 1.4 polo, only payed £750 for it had a lot of work done to it when I bought it (brake pads etc) so that saves me some time and money! 95,000 miles on the clock.. not bad! Came with a CD player which has a aux so thats me sorted for a while may buy a double din touchscreen headunit in a while
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